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Suitable; just; proper; ordinary; fair; usual.
The term reasonable is a generic and relative one and applies to that which is appropriate for a particular situation.
In the law of Negligence, the reasonable person standard is the standard of care that a reasonably prudent person would observe under a given set of circumstances. An individual who subscribes to such standards can avoid liability for negligence. Similarly a reasonable act is that which might fairly and properly be required of an individual.
adj., adv. in law, just, rational, appropriate, ordinary or usual in the circumstances. It may refer to care, cause, compensation, doubt (in a criminal trial), and a host of other actions or activities.
reasonable(Fair), adjective aequus, conscionable, fit, fitting, judicious, just, modicus, not excessive, not extreme, proper, rationi consentaneus, restrained, suitable, temperate, tempered, tolerable, unextravagant, unextreme
Associated concepts: reasonable agreement, reasonable allowance, reasonable attorney's fees, reasonable market value, reasonable notice, reasonable opportunity to cure, reasonable restraint, reasonable return, reasonable time, reasonable value
Foreign phrases: Quam rationabilis debet esse finis, non definitur, sed omnibus circumstantiis inspectis pendet ex justiciariorum discretione.What a reasonable fine ought to be is not defined, but is left to the discretion of the judges, all the circumstances being considered. Quam longum debet esse rationabile tempus non definitur in lege, sed pendet ex discretione justiciariorum. How long a reasonable time ought to be is not defined by law, but is left to the discretion of the judges.
reasonable(Rational), adjective amenable to reason, broad-minded, capable of reason, clearheaded, cognitive, credible, discerning, fit, intelligent, judicious, justifiable, logical, lucid, perceiving, percipient, persuable, plausible, probable, proper, prudens, ratiocinative, rational, rationis particeps, realistic, right, sagacious, sapient, sensible, sound, tenable, understandable, unjaundiced, valid, warrantable, well-advised, well-founded, wise
Associated concepts: reasonable care, reasonable cause, reaaonable certainty, reasonable degree of care, reason-able diligence, reasonable doubt, reasonable excuse, reasonable ground, reasonable inference, reasonable injury, reasonable interpretation, reasonable judgment, reasonable notice, reaaonable person, reasonable probability, reasonable use
See also: adequate, amenable, colorable, considerable, convincing, correct, discriminating, equitable, fair, impartial, judicial, judicious, just, justifiable, logical, normal, objective, open-minded, ostensible, peaceable, placable, plausible, possible, practicable, pragmatic, probable, rational, receptive, right, rightful, sane, sensible, solid, sound, suitable, tenable, unprejudiced, upright, viable
REASONABLE. Conformable or agreeable to reason; just; rational.
2. An award must be reasonable, for if it be of things nugatory in themselves, and offering no advantage to either of the parties, it cannot be enforced. 3 Bouv. Inst. n. 2096. Vide Award.